Charles Dowding – Celebrating No Dig at Sissinghurst

Charles Dowding joins 'The Sissinghurst Series' to review organic gardening and farming, the 'no dig' method and how some standards can impact on smaller producers.

  • Booking essential

"My passion is to discover and teach ways of gardening that fit comfortably alongside natural processes, resulting in savings of time and effort, and beauty in the productive garden. I mix up my plantings in a creative way, always for maximum output per area of ground.

No dig ticks all these boxes and also enables freethinking outside many normal rules such as four-year rotation, which I do not practice.

My approach is rooted in organic principles and it will be interesting to discuss this alongside how they are defined in "organic standards”. In my view, the latter are weighted in favour of farming more than market gardening. This can cause problems for smaller producers. I shall discuss the important differences between market gardening and farming, and how often the differences are not recognised or allowed for, in discussions about looking after soil and plants crops.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £50.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Please meet at Visitor reception
Accessibility
There are stairs to the lecture space.

Contact Info

Name
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Email
sissinghurst@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 710700

Upcoming events

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Fri 27 May 2022
11:00-17:30
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Volunteer Recruitment Coffee Morning

Tue 07 Jun 2022
09:30-10:30
Find out more about volunteering at Sissinghurst Castle Garden on 7 June or 15 July. Have a chat with our teams and enjoy free refreshments.

Evening Garden Tours

Tue 07 Jun 2022
17:45-19:45
Join us at Sissinghurst Castle Garden for a volunteer led Evening Garden Tour.

Morning Garden Tours

Fri 24 Jun 2022
09:30-11:00
Join us at Sissinghurst Castle Garden for a volunteer led Morning Garden Tour.

Summer Nights at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Thu 30 Jun 2022
18:00-21:00
This summer see the garden in the evening sunshine, enjoy a tour and three course meal on a summer night.

'Another World Than This' -Charlotte Smithson

Sat 23 Jul 2022
11:00-17:30
This summer, Sissinghurst will host a specially-commissioned art installation by Charlotte Smithson, a Manchester-based artist whose work blends design, craft and botany.